Monthly Archives: September 2011

Forks Over Knives

When the documentary film Forks Over Knives* premiered in New York City this past spring, I was honored to be invited to speak on a post-screening panel. Now this important film about how plant-based diets can prevent as well as reverse disease is available on DVD. The “stars” of this film are Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, […]

Poached Pears with Chocolate Drizzle

Chocolate is most compatible with pears as a winter treat. Enjoy these chocolate-drizzled poached pears as a light dessert. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Almost-Raw Cheez Sauce

The only items in this sauce that aren’t raw in this luscious almost-raw vegan cheese sauce are the nutritional yeast and the rice milk or hemp milk. There’s no non-dairy cheese of any sort in this; so it’s amazing how very cheesy it tastes!

Sweet and Savory Nuts and Pretzels

This tasty mix featuring pretzels, nuts, and dried cranberries in a sweet and savory glaze is an easy snack or appetizer to make for the winter holiday season. It’s also good for munching on while watching movies or sports. This makes about 5 cups. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Curried Pear and Squash Soup

Even though squash is sweet, it still tastes great paired with pear. If you like, you can add a pinch of cayenne for contrast, in addition to the lemon juice in the recipe. Contributed by Jill Nussinow, MS, RD from The Veggie Queen™: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment* (reprinted by permission of the author).

Stuffed Vegetables: A Basic Guide

Stuffed vegetables are fun and festive for company and holiday meals, yet comforting and easy enough for everyday dinners. Presenting simple grain dishes in edible containers makes both the grains and their vegetable containers more exciting. It’s an especially nice presentation for fall meals, when “stuffable” vegetables are plentiful and the palate is primed for this […]

Tiramisu Parfaits

Now you can enjoy tiramisu without the fuss.  These parfaits have all the luscious creamy coffee and chocolate flavor of tiramisu in a fraction of the time.  If you don’t have parfait glasses, martini glasses are a good choice, but any small dessert dishes will suffice. This recipe is reprinted by permission from Quick-Fix Vegan: […]

Vietnamese-Flavored Tofu Wraps

These flavorful tofu and veggie wraps have all the bold flavors and textures of bahn-mi sandwiches, but without the French bread. This recipe is reprinted by permission from Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less* by Robin Robertson © 2011. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Vanilla Cake

This cake is delicious with your favorite frosting, and also tastes great served with all-fruit preserves and sliced fruit.  Contributed by Kim Lutz, from Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes* (Sterling, ©2011).

Candied Pumpkin Seeds

This sweet treat makes a great holiday gift or party favor as well as a great everyday snack. They look pretty in clear bags tied with a ribbon. Contributed by Kim Lutz, from Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes* (Sterling, ©2011). Photos by Rachael Braun.

Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson

Reviewed by Rachael Braun. After a typical busy day, it’s hard to decide what to make for dinner. When time is particularly short, everything seems too complicated, so the fallback is ordering out or eating something lacking in flavor and/or nutrition. Robin Robertson’s Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less* will give the […]

Put ’em Up! by Sherri Brooks Vinton

 Sherri Brooks Vinton’s Put ‘Em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook*, is a must-have book for every green kitchen and is the best guide and crash course in drying, freezing, canning, and pickling so you can enjoy seasonal foods all year-round. She breaks down and illustrates all the steps, changing the mindset […]

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